Animals

  1. Animals

    Mating slows down prairie dogs

    Mating season turns distracted male prairie dogs into easy pickings for predators.

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  2. Animals

    A seabird’s endless summer

    Food plays an important part in the migration of seabirds and songbirds.

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  3. Animals

    How to silence a cricket

    A killer fly stalks noise-making crickets in Hawaii.

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  4. Animals

    Sea Giants and Island Pygmies

    Food supply may help decide an animal's natural size on an island or in the ocean.

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  5. Animals

    Roach love songs

    Some male cockroaches whistle at females to get their attention.

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  6. Animals

    Saving Africa’s Wild Dogs

    Learning more about African painted dogs may help keep these wild animals from dying out.

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  7. Animals

    Ants on Stilts

    Some ants appear to estimate distances by keeping track of the number of steps they take.

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  8. Animals

    Feeding School for Meerkats

    Meerkats teach their young how to catch and kill prey such as scorpions and spiders.

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  9. Animals

    Fishy Cleaners

    Coral reef fish eavesdrop on their cleaners to see who does a better job.

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  10. Animals

    Not Slippery When Wet

    A tree frog's specially designed feet allow it climb wet or dry slopes.

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  11. Animals

    Spotting the World’s Leggiest Animal

    Researchers have rediscovered and studied a millipede with as many as 750 legs.

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  12. Animals

    Firefly delight

    Decoding firefly flashes unveils mating signals and other secrets of insect life.

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